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Iraqi refugee wants America to remain welcoming place

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Hussam Al-Kayali, who in 2007 became the first Iraqi refugee to settle in Grand Forks, said in a 2010 interview that he still sometimes wanted to cry over all he had lost, including his professional identity, but he also had found much here: work, friends, peace and security. Continue Reading

Refugee travels from South Sudan to South Dakota

March 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Growing up in east-central Africa, David Jal tended cattle and herded sheep and goats – a life not so different to parts of the rural Midwest, where he lives now. Continue Reading

Somali refugee in Calif. acknowledges aiding terror group

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO – A Somali refugee living in San Diego pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding four men who left Minnesota to join a Somali terror group, including one man who is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in the African nation in October. Continue Reading

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Refugees Get Early Thanksgiving at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Grand Forks

November 20, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Many new Americans were among more than 100 hungry people eating an early Thanksgiving supper at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Continue Reading